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Yes, all operations personnel must be certified as a Basic Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
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A link to sign up for the civil service exam will be posted on the Fire and Emergency Careers page when available.
Study guides are available on the Fire and Police Selection, Inc. website.
Yes, this will be scheduled after the background and polygraph steps are completed.
This depends on how many vacancies we have in any given year. The entrance exam scores are good for 1 year. Although we make every effort to process applicants as quickly as possible, this process will likely take several months.
No, you will not have to attend fire school again.
No, you must be a Basic Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-Basic) by the TX Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS), or you must be a certified or licensed Paramedic by DSHS.
Yes, we have stations that specialize in:
Operations personnel work 3 platoon A, B, C shift system on a 24 hour on, 48 hour off basis.
According to the provisions in our Local Meet and Confer agreement, and in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code 143, a firefighter must have 3 years in rank before being able to take the Driver's promotional test.
No, any schooling for certifications that you may need will be covered by the Department.
Background packets will be given out at the test to the highest scores that will allow us to get enough qualified applicants to progress to the next step.